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THE CLASSICS COLLECTION

JANUARY 2018

6 VINTAGES

BOURGOGNE

RED WINE

MAISON LEROY BOURGOGNE

ROUGE 2015

AC

Burgundy’s most celebrated vigneronne,

Madame Bize-Leroy, is a living legend,

with a career spanning an astounding

62 vintages. Lalou, as she is affectionately

known, began overseeing the family

négociant business, Maison Leroy, in

1955 when her father turned his focus to

running Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

There are few winemakers in the world

with as celebrated an understanding of

the nuances of terroir, and fewer still as

capable of crafting wines that demonstrate

such defined articulation. Her tenacity

and relentless pursuit of quality permit no

compromise. Her wines are a definitive

declaration of the spirit of Burgundy.

735829 (XD)

750 mL $98.00

BOURGOGNE

WHITE WINE

MAISON LEROY BOURGOGNE

BLANC 2015

AC

The 2015 Bourgogne Blanc from Leroy.

Please see note above.

467241 (XD)

750 mL $100.00

FRANCE

– RHÔNE

NORTHERN RHÔNE

RED WINE

GABRIEL MEFFRE LAURUS

SAINT-JOSEPH 2015

AC

TASTING NOTE: Another outstanding-

looking barrel sample is the 2015 St

Joseph Laurus, which comes from the

northern part of St Joseph around the

village of Malleval. It’s 100% Syrah

that was brought up all in barrels, and

… should be a smoking value. Violets,

graphite, plums, hoisin sauce and plenty

of spice emerge from this pretty, elegant,

perfumed St Joseph that has ripe, yet

notable tannin on the finish. Score:

91-93

(Jeb Dunnuck,

robertparker.com

, Dec.

30, 2016)

532713 (XD)

750 mL $35.00

NORTHERN RHÔNE

WHITE WINE

CAVE SAINT-DESIRAT TRADITION

CONDRIEU 2015

AC

Condrieu is an exceptional white wine

crafted from Viognier. Produced in tiny

amounts, it is remarkable for its ability

to demonstrate aromatic delicacy with

considerable texture and body. This one

is sourced from south- and southeast-

facing vines planted in granite soils.

TASTING NOTE: The 2015 Condrieu

Tradition from Cave Saint Desirat is clean

and focused, with building richness

coming through on the palate. Giving

up classic peach and ripe citrus, it’s a

textbook, incredibly well-made Condrieu

that stays fresh and lively in a vintage that

leans towards the heavier, richer end of

the spectrum. Drink date: 2016-2019.

Score:

89

(Jeb Dunnuck,

robertparker.

com

, Dec. 30, 2016)

484121 (XD)

750 mL $55.00

SOUTHERN RHÔNE

RED WINE

DOMAINE TOUR SAINT MICHEL

FEMINESSANCE

CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2015

AC

TASTING NOTE: The 2015 Châteauneuf

du Pape Feminessance is always the

most modern-styled red from Tour

Saint Michel, yet it’s also the most pure,

complete and balanced. Made from an

even split of Grenache and Syrah, aged in

new and used barrels, it has a full-bodied,

seamless and impeccably put together

profile to go with gorgeous notes of crème

de cassis, black raspberries, crushed

flowers, licorice and hints of oak. It has

integrated acidity and while it has plenty

of fruit, it’s elegant and finesse driven.

Count me as a fan and it will have 15-20

years of longevity. Score:

92-94+

(Jeb

Dunnuck,

robertparker.com

, Oct. 28, 2016)

469106 (XD)

750 mL $80.00